Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th of September every year
On 14th September 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as the official language of India
The day also marks the birth anniversary of Beohar Rajendra Simha who is celebrated for his significant efforts in adopting Hindi as the official language of India.
National Hindi Day or Hindi Diwas is celebrated on September 14th of every year to raise awareness about the importance of the Hindi language and also commemorate the event when the Hindi language was adopted as one of the official languages of the country. The Constituent Assembly of India recognised the Hindi language as the official language in 1949. Post that, The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, decided to celebrate Hindi Diwas on September 14th of every year.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated in different schools, colleges and educational institutions by conducting various events and activities that promote the Hindi language. Students participate in essay writing, letter writing, and Poem recitation competitions.
To promote the Hindi language, Public Sector units (PSUs), various ministries, departments, nationalised banks, and citizens are felicitated with prestigious awards like Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar and Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar.
HISTORY BEHIND HINDI DIWAS
It took several efforts of many renowned activists, writers, and poets to adopt Hindi as the official language. The objective behind this initiative was to streamline administration and make things easier in running the nation.
Furthermore, this day also marks the birth anniversary of Beohar Rajendra Simha, an acclaimed Indian Scholar, Hindi Stalwart, and littérateur. He made a significant contribution to adopting Hindi as the official language of the country.
WORLD HINDI DAY
World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas is celebrated across the world on January 10th of every year to mark the first World Hindi Conference that was held in 1975. The day promotes the use of the Hindi language.
On January 10, 2006, Vishwa Hindi Diwas was celebrated for the first time across the globe.
FACTS ABOUT HINDI LANGUAGE
- Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world as there are about 615 million native Hindi speakers in the world.
- Hindi is spoken in many other countries of the world like Pakistan, Trinidad, Surinam, Mauritius, Singapore, New Zealand, South Africa, Nepal, and other countries.
- The Devnagri Script emerged in the 7th century CE and reached maturity around the 13th century CE. Devnagri Script is used for writing Hindi and many other languages of India including Sanskrit.
- The Hindi language is a descendant of the Sanskrit language, an ancient language of India
- English has borrowed many words from the Hindi language. Some of the familiar words are pyjama, yoga, jungle, chutney, bungalow, mantra, guru, and many more to list.
- Article 351 of the Constitution states that it shall be the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language to develop it so that it may serve as a medium of expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India.
GOVERNMENT EFFORTS FOR HINDI
With an objective to enhance the use of the Hindi language in the United Nations, India has contributed USD 800,000. The Indian mission stated that the Indian Government has been making continuous efforts to expand the use of Hindi at the UN.
In 2018, the Hindi @ UN’ project was launched, in collaboration with the UN Department of Public Information, with an aim to increase the public outreach of the United Nations in the Hindi language.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who started Hindi Diwas?
The Constituent Assembly recognised ‘Hindi’ as the official language on 14th September 1949. After that, The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, decided to celebrate Hindi Diwas on September 14th of every year.
When is Hindi Diwas celebrated and why?
Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th of September every year. World Hindi Diwas is observed on January 10th of every year.
What is the importance of Hindi Diwas?
Hindi Diwas or National Hindi Day commemorates the adaptation of Hindi (written in Devanagari script) as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on September 14, 1949.
Which day is celebrated on 14th September?
We observe Hindi Diwas on the 14th of September every year to mark the popularity of Hindi as an official language of India.
When was Hindi Diwas celebrated for the first time?
India celebrated its first Hindi Diwas on 14 September 1953.
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